#401209_02av Nibeiwa Camp - Slaughter of the Innocents - North Africa 1941
#401209_02av Nibeiwa Camp - Slaughter of the InnocentsBy David Freer
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Nibeiwa Camp, Egypt: December 9th, 1940. (Scenario Size: Brigade+. Allied Human vs Axis AI. This scenario uses variable objective victory points) During the night of December 8th/9th, 1940 the Indian 11th Brigade and the 7th Royal Tank Regiment moved through the Enba gap and moved behind the Italian camp at Nibeiwa. The Italians had placed their only mobile forces under General Maletti. Maletti's four motorized infantry battalions and a medium tank battalion had taken up a defensive role when they probably would have been better as the 10th Army's reserve. The 7th Royal Tank Regiment armed with almost 50 newly arrived Matilda II tanks attacked from the west and caught the Italian tanks unmanned defending the unmined entry to the camp. The Matilda's followed by the Indian infantry overran the perimeter defenses and proceeded to roll up the camp. After a short lived spirited defense, the camp had fallen by lunch time.